Confused on how to download or use uTorrent? Well, this article will explain everything that you need to know about the torrent client and the process.
What is uTtorent?
uTorrent is one of the most famous and widely used torrent clients in the world. It provides a great platform where you can use it to import just about any torrent file, irrespective of the format it comes in. You can also stream videos or download movies from uTorrent Movies without any hassle.
Many people are unclear on the process of:-
- how to download torrents?
- how to download torrent files?
and we at GuthixTricks have produced this article just to answer these questions.
Along with that, this article will also guide you upon the question of how to download a movie using uTorrent.
Difference between uTorrent Classic and uTorrent Web version?
Just like BitTorrent, the torrent client uTorrent also possesses 2 types of versions.
The first one is the ‘uTorrent Classic’ which refers to the classic version of uTorrent that people have been using ever since this torrent client became available to people.
The second version is the ‘uTorrent Web’ which acts as both a torrent player and a downloader. The difference between the two versions is that the uTorrent Web version will let you stream the torrent whilst it is being downloaded.
So, you no longer need to wait long hours just to binge-watch your favourite TV series. Opting for the uTorrent Web version is a good decision for those who have just started their torrenting journey.
While those have been torrenting for quite a while the classic version of uTorrent will do the trick for you.
How to use uTorrent?
Now that you have got an insight into what exactly is uTorrent and what is the function of this torrent client, let us explain to you how you can use uTorrent to download and access torrents.
We will be showing you how to download the uTorrent Web version in this article. There is barely any difference between the download procedure of the two.
1. Get uTorrent by downloading it on your device
Moving towards answering the question on ‘How to download torrents’ or ‘How to torrent’, the very first step that you need to take is to download uTorrent on your device, which is free to download and use.
You get two options:
Once you click on download of either one, the file will begin to download the uTorrent Installer.
When the download is complete you will see the following image on the bottom left corner. Click on it.
You will then be directed to a pop-up.
Check all the conditions and terms, tick the checkbox to agree, and click next to move ahead with the download. Please refer to the following queue of images as to what all will appear before instillation is complete.
uTorrent will give you a choice to Install Opera browser. However according to us if you already have Google Chrome or Firefox you don’t need to accept. Just un-tick the small box and move ahead.
uTorrent will give you a choice to Install Avast Free Antivirus. If you already have an Antivirus you don’t need to accept. Just decline and move ahead.
After going through all those options, uTorrent will start installing.
Once the software is installed, you’re ready to go ahead and explore how to torrent.
2. Find a reliable torrent website
You need to find a source of torrents now. There are a number of choices, such as The Pirate Bay and 1337x, where you can find a wide variety of songs, movie torrents, anime torrents, book torrents and more, all available free of charge.
In case you’d like to be sure that you’re on the safe side of the law, you must see the legal repositories. We would suggest you opt for VPN just to be on the safe side.
3. Select your files
You will open it after you find the torrent file you like.
Normally, you can press the download button or use the download icon to access the torrent file. This depends on the location of the torrent you are on.
When you press the download button or the download connection, a dialog box pops up and tells you to open the uTorrent.
Just click Open uTorrent, and the download will continue.
After the download is complete, you can double-click the downloaded file to access the video. Or you can right-click the downloaded file and pick Open Containing Folder to find the downloaded file.
4. Launch Torrent
If you’re still holding the question in mind about “how to download torrent files”, then this will be answered very soon.
Click File in the top menu bar, and select Add Torrent to add the movie torrent file you downloaded. Then select a folder to save the movie, then click OK.
Once you add a torrent file, the download will start automatically. The process of downloading can take some time. It depends on your internet access, the size of the device, etc.
After the download is complete, you can double-click the downloaded file to access the video.
This is how you get access to uTorrent movies or you can stream the content while it is downloading and that’s the best part of uTorrent Web.
That was all about the download of uTorrent web and how to use it. Let us now look at a few points of uTorrent Classic version.
5. Seed the file
Using torrents to access files is a type of peer-to-peer (or P2P) networking, which ensures that anyone uploading individual files has a mutual obligation.
When the download is complete, it’s a smart tag to leave the torrent running so that people can start downloading from you. It’s known as seeding.
Once you seed the file, the entire process will be complete.
Understand Magnetic links (For uTorrent Classic)
As well as using torrent files as described above, you will also come across magnet links.
Magnet links can be used to access some sort of file, but here we use one to access the OpenOffice OpenSource suite.
The advantage of magnet connections is that they’re so easy to use; just press the button and uTorrent will open up ready to start downloading.
Prioritise downloads (For uTorrent Classic)
If you download two or more torrents at the same time, you may want to decide which to download first.
The quickest way to do this is to switch to the main uTorrent window, select the torrent you want to prioritize on the right side of the window, and click the up arrow to move it up the list.
Conversely, you should use the down arrow button to push a single one.
Here it is mentioned in a step by step manner:
1) Turn to the Download window.
2) Pick the file you want to download first.
3) To push the download, press the Push the queue button. If you want the update to move up to the first update, press the Push the queue button before the first file is complete.
Once you have followed the above steps in order, you must have understood the question ‘How to download torrent files’ or ‘How to download a movie using uTorrent’.
The best part about uTorrent is that it has a special feature in which you can even download this torrent client for your mobile. So you can directly download any content on your phone without any hassle.
Here are some pros about the uTorrent Android mobile verison.
We hope you found this article to be helpful and answering all your doubts. uTorrent is one of the most prominent torrent clients which is also a byproduct of BitTorrent.
Both these torrent clients are used widely around the globe and hence it is a better option to opt for either one.
In this article we showed a step-by-step process of how to download uTorrent Web, the same process applies for uTorrent classic. Just check it out!